No. 255, Oct. 13, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
Participating in democracy doesn’t just happen on Election Day. We have dozens of suggestions for how environmentalists can help the planet by strengthening their civic commitments.
This year just two states will take up environmental ballot initiatives. That’s in stark contrast to the action of recent election years, but there’s still a lot at stake.
To raise money for the compensation of abuse victims, the Boy Scouts are selling thousands of acres of land. Conservation groups are rushing to preserve these areas, but will they win out over developers?
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. U.S. Firms Exploiting Trump-Era Loophole Over Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ (The Guardian)
2. Hurricane Ian Is 15th Billion-Dollar Disaster in U.S. This Year (The Hill)
3. California Tribes Will Manage, Protect State Coastal Areas (AP)
4. Gray Whale Numbers Along North America's West Coast Down Nearly 40% Since 2016 (Reuters)
5. Endangered Species Found in Central Calif. Creek for First Time After Dam Removal (SFGATE)
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